ERIC Number: ED346051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Joint vs. Single Supervision.
Fraenkel, Jack R.
San Francisco State University experimented with a form of joint supervision of student teachers during 1989-90 and 1990-91. Results of joint supervision by a member of the education faculty and a subject area faculty member were compared to results of traditional supervision carried out by a single education professor. Data from questionnaires and interviews were collected from student teachers, cooperating teachers, and supervisors. Most student teachers indicated that joint supervision had a positive effect on their teaching performance although a sizable minority indicated that it had no significant effect. For the most part, student teachers perceived no difference in the quality of advice received from their education and subject area supervisors. While most student teachers, cooperating teachers, and subject area faculty viewed the project as a positive influence, supervisors from the education faculty were essentially neutral. This project defined joint supervision as parallel supervision--the two supervisors supervised student teachers independently. This type of shared supervision appeared to work, however the question of whether cooperative supervision is effective has yet to be tested. (IAH)
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Mathematics Teachers, Music Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Supervisory Methods, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: San Francisco State University CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).